One with One Million Children Praying the Rosary Campaign



On October 18, 2018 at nine o’clock in the morning, the DWCU Students gathered at the St. Michael Gymnasium to join in the global initiative of one million children praying the holy rosary.  This prayer initiative is known as “One Million Children Praying the Rosary Campaign” which was started by a small group of children in Venezuela in 2005. This children’s rosary campaign enjoins children of all ages throughout the world to pray the Rosary for unity and peace in the world. Since a couple of years back the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has become the main promoter of this campaign which has become global. According to ACN, the aim of this prayer initiative is “to show that the trusting prayer of children can fly like an arrow straight to the heart of God and consequently has great power.”

The DWCU Students gathered once again at two o’clock in the afternoon at the St. Michael Gymnasium to witness the testimony of life’s journey and coming home to the Roman Catholic Church of Bro. Noe C. Dora, who was born in a protestant family, served for 15 years as a pastor in Cebu City, and now converted into the Catholic Church. Bro. Noe Dora is going around the country to give testimony of how the Word of God changed his life.

DWCU Champion – Basketball – UCPSAM 2018

DWCU Champion of Men’s Basketball During the UCPSAM 2018

Smiles, shouts of joy, laughters  and tears were in the  faces and eyes of the DWCU basketball players, students, teachers and parents when they became champion in basketball tournament last October 13, 2018 at 4:00 clock in the afternoon. Lyceum Northern Luzon (LNL) school fought excellently but the DWCU players with their coach Sir John Jheric Fernandez, designed and displayed a smart, determined, precise, synchronized moves and intelligent play that led them to become the Basketball Champion during the league. Sir Jheric accepted that they worked and trained so hard to achieve such throne and he thanked all the players for giving their best in the tournament and the DWCU Community for all the support in order to get the gold. Christian Jake Baldonado, the DWCU Sport Coordinator and the key player in the team affirmed that it was team work, hard training and unselfish play that assisted them to attain their dream to become champions. He said, “we were flexible in our game plan, LNL players were able to read our trapping defense. They had their strategy to counter-act such move. They were so fast and so we change our style thus we set up the “zone  defense” and it worked well against them,” said Baldonado.

After all the cheering, post analysis on the game, laughters and joys of victories, the Divinians went home contented and with a smile in their eyes and faces.



DWCU hosted the annual UCPSAM – Urdaneta City Private Schools Athletic Meet- last October 11-13, 2018 with the theme “UCPSAM: Terrain for Strengthening Bonds and Cultivating Competence in the 21st Century.” Twenty (20) Private Schools in the City of Urdaneta with their respective teachers, coaches, players, students, parents and referees gathered together with joy and energy at the DWCU St. Michael Gymnasium to witness the  UCPSAM opening ceremonies which started at 8:00 in the morning on October 11, 2018. The students and teachers of DWCU were in charge of the Invocation, Entrance of Colors, the Philippine National Anthem and Urdaneta City Hymn. Fr. Roberto Ibay, SVD, the DWCU President gave his sincere welcome to the participants. He said that they are gathered as UCPSA-Urdaneta City Private Schools Association. “Our number and our unity/communion speak eloquently of our strength and power as private schools in our community. Furthermore, the association of private schools in Urdaneta tells us that we are favored and blessed by God to work together and to be a partner of the public schools to render quality education for the learners and for the development of our country”. Fr. Ibay, SVD highlighted that the UCPSAM – athletic meet- is indeed an opportunity to strengthen bonds and to cultivate competence in the 21st century. He said, “Our UCPSAM Athletic Meet today promotes friendship and community among us as private schools and likewise enhances skills and competencies we need to deliver service to our country. When we play as a team, when we appreciate the skills and talents of others in sports, when we learn how to accept and overcome defeat we are indeed living the theme of the UCPSAM”.

After the words of welcome, a special number from the Pre-school Pupils and Sports Coordinators of the different private schools were presented. Miss Jocelyn Tioman- the UCPSAM Sub-Treasurer was tasked to present the delegates. The lightning of Urn was headed by Christian Jake Baldonado, the DWCU Students Sports Coordinator. Marione Charles M. Hidalgo, from Mother Goose Special School System Inc. (MGSSSI), Palarong Pambansa 2018 delegate led the Oath of Amateurism. Mrs. Rhodelia M. Ulanday, the UCPSA President was called for the declaration of the UPCSAM 2018. The Masters of Ceremonies during the opening program were professors, Ms. Jerrica P. Vargas and Mr. Arsenio Frias, Jr.  from the MGSSSI. At 10 AM, different games started.





Intramurals 2018


43084595_1040394589498743_2765271567762980864_o“Witness to the Word Pursuing excellence through Sports” was the theme during the 2018 Intramurals in DWCU which was held last September 28-30, 2018. It started with a para liturgy at 7:40 AM at the St. Michael Gymnasium. The simple liturgy was facilitated by Fr. Venerando Yator, SVD- the DWCU Campus Minister. He highlighted about Intramurals 2018 as part of the holistic learning and development offered by the school to the learners. He also asked God to bless such opportunity to demonstrate a true spirit of Sportsmanship. During the opening program, Mrs. Marlyn Larroco, the High School Principal, motivated the whole educational community to display Excellence by participating actively and joyfully to the different events scheduled during the said Intrams. Furthermore, Fr. Roberto J. Ibay, SVD, the DWCU President, emphasized in his message that Excellence is achieved in Sports by playing together as a team, by learning how to appreciate and affirm the talents of others, by playing from and with the heart, by learning how to accept and overcome defeat, by gaining lots of friends and by respecting the officials during the Intramurals.

Florante Rassel Q. Mercado, the Supreme Student Government (SSG) President, led the Athletes’ Oath of Amateurism. On the other hand, the lighting of Torch and Urn was headed by the SSG Sports Coordinator Christian Jake P. Baldonado. After the Intramurals was declared open by Fr. Ibay, SVD, Calisthenics and Zumba Dance competitions were introduced by the Early Childhood Education and Elementary Department. The Cheer and Dance Sports competitions were performed or executed by the High School Department.

A 20-minute break was allotted for the learners and educators, followed by the Search of Mr. and Miss Intramurals. At 1 o’clock in the afternoon of September 28, different games were accomplished. On September 29 Saturday at 5 in the morning, alumni, parents and guardians assembled at the high school quadrangle for the Fun Run organized by the SSG officers. Games continued after the said activity. At 3:30 in the afternoon, a simple closing ceremony was carried out. Mr. John Jeric L. Fernandez, the DWCU Sports Coordinator, expressed his gratitude to all the students and teachers who made the Intramurals a success. He also expressed his gratitude to the different Intramurals Committees such as Stage Decoration, Announcers, Program and Invitation/Powerpoint Presentation, Medical and Accommodation Committee, the Committee on Search for Mr. and Miss Intramurals 2018 High School. Fr. Roberto J. Ibay, SVD, in his speech during the Intramurals closing ceremony affirmed, that Excellence was not only a dream neither an aspiration but indeed EXCELLENCE was exemplified in all the activities and events during the DWCU Sportsfest.